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Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Chicot the Jester (original 1845; edition 1921)

by Alexandre Dumas

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Title:Chicot the Jester
Authors:Alexandre Dumas
Info:J.M. Dent (1921), Hardcover
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Tags:Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, French Fiction, Setting France, Dumas

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Chicot the Jester (La Dame de Monsoreau) by Alexandre Dumas (1845)



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Great book. 2nd in the series of the Henrys after Queen Margot. It tells of a noble man who is in love with Diana of Meridor who is loved by the King's huntschief who..... well, you can see where it gets complicated. There is a plot to unseat the King. I really loved this book although it would have been easier to keep the characters straight if I knew the history better. ( )
  stuart10er | Nov 5, 2013 |
Um dos livros mais engraçados do Dumas. Especialmente o herói, Bussy D'Amboise, e Henri de Navarre são hilários. “Catherine wished to discover wheter her son were really ill or feigning. But he, worthy son of such a mother, played his part to perfection. She had wept, he had a fever”.
Excruciante lê-lo e ter que esperar pela continuação.
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  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
This wonderful novel takes place during the reign of Henri III of France. The historical background includes plotting by the de Guises and the Duc d'Anjou, and the formation of the Catholic League. The book contains some of Dumas' more memorable characters, Chicot, jester to Henri III, and Bussy d'Amboise, expert swordsman and consummate gentleman who falls in love with Diane de Monsoreau. Bussy is the Duc's man and the Duc is also in love with Diane, but beholden to her husband, the Comte de Monsoreau, who has helped him plot against the king. Wonderful dialog, fabulous sword fights, and a great deal of humor. One of Dumas' best. ( )
  sylviasotomayor | Jan 21, 2011 |
Illustrated with a frontispiece in photogravure, each illustration has tissue guard printed with caption. Very attractive binding in black cloth with floral decoration on covers and spines in light green and orange. Spine titles are gold, most very bright, a few slightly rubbed.
  Fantamas | Dec 9, 2008 |
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La Dame de Monsoreau, Les Quarante-Cinq

Il est jeune, fier et beau. Son nom ? Louis de Clermont, comte de Bussy, le plus courageux des gentilshommes de la cour d’Henri III. Son cœur ? Pas marié, trop aimé. Elle est jeune, farouche et belle. Son nom ? Diane de Méridor, comtesse de Monsoreau. Son cœur ? Mal mariée, mal aimée.
La Dame de Monsoreau grave, en lettres de feu, l’histoire d’un amour impossible aux couleurs d’une tragédie commencée dans le sang et achevée dans les larmes.

Duels, intrigues, trahisons, crimes. Les spadassins du duc de Guise croisent le fer avec la garde rapprochée d’Henri III : les fameux Quarante-Cinq. Sous l’œil goguenard de Chicot, frère de Diane et bouffon du roi.
Les Quarante-Cinq écrivent, en lettres de sang, l’agonie de la dynastie des Valois, commencée par le crime et achevée par les armes.

Roman d’amour contre roman de cape et d’épée ? Avant tout, les romans de Chicot, le d’Artagnan des guerres de religion.

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Dip into this titillating tale of court intrigue from Alexandre Dumas, the master of historical fiction. Chicot the Jester delves into the ill-fated romance of the Dame de Monsoreau and Count de Bussy, whose relationship is unable to withstand the tensions in the royal family that marked the reign of Henry III.… (more)

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